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41 businesses awarded in HCM City

In Uncategorized on July 15, 2010 at 4:52 pm

41 businesses awarded in HCM City

QĐND – Thursday, July 15, 2010, 20:43 (GMT+7)

The HCM City Computers Association (HCA) held a ceremony on July 14 to present gold medals and 5 Information and Communication Technology (ICT) awards to 41 outstanding Vietnamese businesses.

This year’s Gold Medals and 5 ICT awards went to those businesses with a minimum turnover of VND20 billion operating in the field of software, digital services and training, and others with a turnover of VND50 billion in the fields of hardware, retail and integrated systems services.

The General Secretary of the HCA, Pham Thien Nghe, said that the award winner turnover account for nearly 40 percent of the ICT sector’s total revenues, proving the important role of ICT businesses in the country.

The Financing and Promoting Technology Corporation (FPT) still takes the lead, followed by Samsung Vina, CMS, HPT and five new Vietnamese information technology companies including the Tan Binh Electronics Joint Stock Company, Vien Son Information Technology Company, Global Cybershort and Sai Gon Advanced Technology Institute.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

US firm supports Vietnam’s testing micro-modular data centre

In Uncategorized on July 15, 2010 at 4:52 pm

US firm supports Vietnam’s testing micro-modular data centre

QĐND – Thursday, July 15, 2010, 20:43 (GMT+7)

US company Dot VN Inc. and Vietnam Internet Network Information Centre (VNNIC) have signed a memorandum of understanding to conduct a testing micro-modular data‘ (EMS) C3-SPEAR Micro-Modular Data Centre equipment at VNNIC’s primary Internet data centre in Hanoi.

Accordingly, Dot VN and VNNIC will partner together to evaluate the performance of EMS’ data centre infrastructure technology in a trial that is expected to initially last three months.

The test is aimed at demonstrating the technology’s capabilities with the intention of building data centres in Vietnam and Asia based on EMS’ Micro-Modular Data Centre equipment.

VNNIC will be responsible for providing the technical staff who will manage the testing and operation of the data centre unit, while Dot VN will provide support to VNNIC as necessary in the implementation of the test.

“We are extremely excited about the testing that will be performed in Hanoi over the next three months,” remarked Dot VN CEO Thomas Johnson.

He continued, “EMS’ C3-SPEAR Micro-Modular Data Centre is cutting edge technology that is both mobile and highly scalable. Given that both the cost and availability of electricity in Vietnam continues to be an ongoing challenge for sustained IT growth, we believe that the C3-SPEAR’s industry leading energy efficiency is the ideal solution to overcome this issue.”

California-based Dot VN, Inc. ( provides innovative Internet and telecommunication services for Vietnam and operates and manages Vietnam’s innovative online media web property,

The company now operates offices in Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Unitel provides free Internet service to Lao schools

In Uncategorized on July 15, 2010 at 4:51 pm

Unitel provides free Internet service to Lao schools

QĐND – Thursday, July 15, 2010, 20:44 (GMT+7)

Unitel Vietnam signed a memorandum of understanding with the Laos Ministry of Education in Vientiane on July 14 to provide free internet service to 1,295 Lao schools in five years as from July 2010.  

By accessing the Internet, Lao students will gain useful knowledge, increase their awareness, connect to the world, and enhance the quality of their education.

Unitel Vietnam, a joint venture between the Unitel Vietnam Group and a Lao telecommunications company, has become the leading telecommunications supplier in Laos with about 1,200 broadcast stations, 11,000km of cable, and over 1 million subscribers.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

To promote exports, control imports

In Uncategorized on July 15, 2010 at 4:51 pm

To promote exports, control imports

QĐND – Thursday, July 15, 2010, 20:43 (GMT+7)

On July 14, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) sent a directive on measures to promote exports, control imports and limit this year’s import surplus.

These measures are aimed at stabilizing the marco economy, curbing inflation and reaching economic growth rate of 6.5 percent with export turnover of just over 6 percent.

MoIT Minister Vu Huy Hoang asked the Import and Export Department to work with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and other associations to take measures to promote exports, expand markets, and tap the traditional and potential markets to improve the export turnover of agricultural and aquatic products.

Besides, the department will cooperate with the Interior Ministry to formulate a project on establishing inter-committee on import and export under the direction of Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Efforts focused on stamping out cholera outbreaks

In Uncategorized on July 15, 2010 at 4:51 pm

Efforts focused on stamping out cholera outbreaks

QĐND – Thursday, July 15, 2010, 20:43 (GMT+7)

The health sector should focus on stamping out cholera outbreaks, and said there was no need to continue cholera bacterium tests, said Deputy Health Minister Trinh Quan Huan on July 14.

The health official made the announcement at a meeting of the Steering Committee for Influenza Pandemic Prevention, saying the sector needs to tighten the examination of unhygienic food and untreated canal water, and provide anti-bacterium chemical substances to families to help them treat the disease.

During the past two weeks, 11 cities and provinces in the country have reported over 100 cases testing positive for cholera bacterium. However, the real number was believed to be much higher.

Nguyen Van Kinh, Director of the Hanoi-based Central Tropical Diseases Hospital, said that since June 28, the hospital has received 183 patients with clinical signs of acute diarrhea, including 50 persons who tested positive for cholera bacterium.

On July 13 alone, the hospital received six cases with clinical signs of acute diarrhea, including one person who tested positive for cholera bacterium.

Source: VOVNews/VNA

Source: QDND

Conson to bring lashing rain to the north

In Uncategorized on July 15, 2010 at 4:51 pm

Conson to bring lashing rain to the north

QĐND – Thursday, July 15, 2010, 20:43 (GMT+7)

Heavy rain will fall along the northern coastal areas from Hai Phong City to Quang Ninh province on July 16-17 as tropical storm Conson is moving towards the Bac Bo (Tonkin) Gulf, weather experts warn.

According to the National Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting Centre, at 10.00 on July 15, the storm was positioned at 16.5 degrees north latitude and 114.5 degrees east longitude, about 250km east of the Hoang Sa archipelago. It was packing winds of between 89-120kph near its eye.

In the next 24 hours, Conson is expected to move west and north-west at a speed of 20kph and continue to gain its strength.

At 10.00 on July 17, the storm is forecast to be around 50km southeast of Quang Ninh coast and cause rough seas and torrential rain there. It will strike the Vietnam-China border the following day.

Weather experts fear that Conson will dump heavy rain on northern provinces, especially mountain border localities such as Ha Giang, Tuyen Quang, Lang Son, Cao Bang and Yen Bai. It will also cause landslides and flash floods in these provinces.

The Central Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Control has asked these localities to take prompt preventive measures and ensure smooth traffic in all circumstances.

The Ministry of Defence has asked its naval and border guard forces to work closely with central and northern coastal provinces to call in fishing vessels still out at sea and be kept on standby for rescue work if required.

The Ministry of Health has instructed its provincial departments of health to draw up emergency plans to deal with the worst possible cases.

Conson killed 22 people and wounded 20 others when it swept across the Philippines on July 14.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Journalists’ club for the protection of the rights of the child debuts

In Uncategorized on July 15, 2010 at 4:50 pm

Journalists’ club for the protection of the rights of the child debuts

QĐND – Thursday, July 15, 2010, 20:43 (GMT+7)

A journalists’ club for the protection of the rights of the child made its debut in Hanoi on July 15.

The club belongs to the Vietnam Association for Protection of the Rights of the Child (VAPRC) and operates under the regulations of the VAPRC, the Vietnam Journalists’ Association (VJA), and Vietnamese law.

Club members include students, journalists, and others connected with news media and communications, as well as members of VAPRC and VJA.

The VAPRC president, Tran Thi Thanh Thanh, says the club will help to promulgate, educate and encourage the public to get involved in child protection initiatives and identify unresolved social issues related to child protection. This is a new direction in the ongoing campaign to protect Vietnamese children.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Country should produce attractive and educational online games

In Uncategorized on July 15, 2010 at 4:45 pm

Many discussions on online games have been held recently to consider the negative imapact they have had on Vietnam’s youth.

Many young people spends much of their time and money playing online games. (Photo: SGGP

People have said that young people have spent much of their time and money playing online games. Violent, sexually explicit games have been blamed for many recent crimes.

Many have argued that the government should ban or limit development of online games.

However, other people said that it is not easy to implement a prohibition of online games. Players can play online games on foreign websites through internet.

The country’s authorities should delegate online game distributors to manage their sector directly. They must submit their management measures to the government for promoting and launching produces.

Online games attract 2-3 million Vietnamese young people.

Along with unwholesome content of many games, several games that are more wholesome have become hits in the country.  Such games require players to have knowledge of Vietnamese culture, history and society.

The government and entrepreneurs should join hands to produce attractive and educational online games to create a modern yet healthy playing field for the youth.

Source: SGGP

July to see four more heat waves

In Uncategorized on July 15, 2010 at 1:13 pm

Vietnam will see four more hot spells in July alone, though forecasters do expect temperatures go down a bit, Le Thanh Hai, deputy director of the National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center, said on July 7.

Severe heat wave dries out central rice fields (Photo: SGGP)

The blistering heat wave scorching the northern and central regions over the last few days is the eighth since the beginning of the year and represent the second hottest temperatures in the past 50 years, Hai said.

Common temperatures from 37-40 Celsius degrees will continue in the central region over the next four to five days. In the northern region, the heat wave would last just two more days before the area experiences showers.

The central and northern regions July 7 continued to swelter, with common temperatures hovering around 39-40 degrees.

In the previous day, some places in the areas suffered through severe heat, with temperatures reaching 46-48 degrees.

Source: SGGP

Heavy rains flood Hanoi roads again

In Uncategorized on July 15, 2010 at 1:12 pm

Downpours from 7am to 9am on July 13 prompted flooding in Hanoi and brought traffic in the capital to a standstill for several hours.

Rainwater floods a Hanoi street on the morning of July 13

Thousands of Hanoi residents couldn’t leave for work due to high floods on several main roads.

The Thai Ha, Nguyen Khuyen and Binh Trieu five-way crossroads were submerged under about 0.5 meter of rainwater.

Vehicles could barely move in the floods, and many cars and motorbikes broke down.
The heaviest floods were seen on Thai Thinh street, where rain water levels even submerged motorbikes’ engines.

Motorcyclists had to push their motorbikes across the street, and many tripped over potholes hidden by the water.

According to the Hanoi Drainage Company, the downpours drenched the capital in over 130 mm of water, the biggest downpour of the year so far.

The company said Hanoi’s inner-city drainage systems were overwhelmed by the downpours.

The company said all of four of its pumping stations were running at their full capacity during the floods.

After the rains, three people were found dead after being electrocuted.

A car’s engine fails and people pushed it out of the way during floods on Nguyen Cong Tru Street in Hanoi

The Lieu Giai Street remained flooded for several hours after the heavy rains in Hanoi July 13.

Source: SGGP